Massage Therapy: Styles and Benefits

At present time, the benefits of massage therapy are varied as well as far-reaching. Massage therapy has included in different physical rehabilitation programs. Studies found that massage therapy is beneficial for different illness, especially pain, anxiety, depression, headache, back and join pain, lower back pain, arthritis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity improvement and much, much more. Many people in the West believe massage therapy helps them relieving stress and tension which is a common part of everyday living that can lead to various diseases and illness. We have described here some popular massage styles or techniques of massage therapy that are widely available and accepted by millions of clients provided by certified and registered massage therapists around the world.

  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Amatsu Massage
  • Acupressure Therapy
  • Anma Massage
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Biodynamic Massage
  • Balinese Massage
  • Back Massage
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Cardio Massage
  • Chinese Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Champissage Massage
  • Deep Lymphatic Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Esalen Massage
  • Foot Massage
  • Geriatric Massage
  • Hilot Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Infant Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Lomi lomi Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Namaste Massage
  • Neuromascular Massage
  • Pediatric Massage
  • Prostate Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Postnatal Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Shiatsu Masssage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Thai Massage

Massage generally involves working on your body with different types of pressure and moving, often applying motions and vibrations. Massage is done sometimes manually or sometimes with the help of mechanical aids. Most of the people believe benefits of massage therapies can be seen in 2 – 4 sessions. Massage/Massage therapy often used in similar ways but they are somehow different. In general, massage normally promotes relaxation as well as well-being, because of the reason many massage therapy and its types focus on particular body parts. Massage can be a part of recreational activity.

Massage and Body Parts

Massage is applied on body parts while lying on a table or sitting in a chair or often lying on a floor mat, but most of the time seen a person taking massage therapy lying on a bed or on a floor. Some massages are done in warm water pool which is called aquatic massage. This type of massage is done partially clothed, totally clothed or often unclothed. Massage, bodywork as well as somatic therapies are described to apply for different techniques to the muscular structure of body and the soft tissues.

Particularly –

  • Massage– In massage, different types of techniques are used to the body to minimize stress, fatigue, headache, tension, pain, ache and more while improving blood circulation.
  • Bodywork– There are different types of touch therapies used in massage therapy for manipulating, moving and repatterning to affect the structural changes of human body.
  • Somatic– This term is used different times denoting the body and mind or as a whole.

You can found more than 200 types of massage therapies in the world. Practitioners use different techniques to help people. Practitioners use a variety of techniques, stroke, tap, compression, friction and pressure on the muscles of your body. Some of them use oils, lotions and different types of powders during massage therapy. You can apply massage therapy on your body, but it is strictly advised that you should consult with a licentiate massage therapist who can help you and tell you which therapy and what time you need the massage therapy to recover your illness.

Other Massage Therapy

  • Asthma Massage
  • Breast Cancer Massage
  • Bursitis Massage
  • Carpal Tunnel Massage
  • Cerebral Palsy Massage
  • Diabetes Massage
  • Frozen Shoulder Massage
  • Gout Massage
  • Hand Massage
  • Knee Massage
  • Massage for Insomnia
  • MS and Massage
  • Menstruation Massage
  • Muscle Spasm Massage
  • Massage for Depression
  • Massage for Anxiety
  • Massage for Tendintis
  • Massage for Cancer
  • Massage for TM
  • Myofascial Massage
  • Neck Pain Massage
  • Osteoporosis Massage
  • RLS Massage
  • Rotator Cuff Massage
  • Sshoulder Massage
  • Sciatica Massage
  • Shin Splints Massage
  • Scoliosis Massage
  • Tennis Elbow Massage

Massage therapy makes you feel good. You can create your personal treatment with any of the below mentioned massage therapy.

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Kabbyik Mitra, a voracious reader and health writer. He is a health & lifestyle journalist. Kabbyik is a yoga enthusiast practicing yoga for last 7-year. He is a certified yoga therapist, a science writer, communicator and journalist. He has been practicing yoga and training people to live a healthy and happy life. Get in touch with him via email: for any yoga related queries.

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